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North Dakota State University works with gardeners across the region in the evaluation of promising vegetable, herb and cut flower varieties. Gardeners share the results of their research to develop a list of recommended varieties for the state. 

Join Our Research Team

All gardeners in North Dakota and in nearby counties of surrounding states/provinces are welcome to participate in future trials. Please sign up to receive our online catalog for 2024.

Current Vegetable Variety Recommendations

The finest varieties will lead to the finest gardens. Here is our latest listing of recommended varieties for gardeners in North Dakota.


Contact Info


Tom Kalb, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University
2005 N Kavaney Dr., Suite A
Bismarck, ND 58501